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§ 25.271 Control of transmitting stations.
(a) The licensee of a facility licensed under this part is responsible
for the proper operation and maintenance of the station.
(b) The licensee of a transmitting earth station licensed under this
part shall ensure that a trained operator is present on the earth
station site, or at a designated remote control point for the earth
station, at all times that transmissions are being conducted. No
operator's license is required for a person to operate or perform
maintenance on facilities authorized under this part.
(c) Authority will be granted to operate a transmitting earth station
by remote control only on the conditions that:
(1) The parameters of the transmissions of the remote station monitored
at the control point, and the operational functions of the remote earth
stations that can be controlled by the operator at the control point,
are sufficient to ensure that the operations of the remote station(s)
are at all times in full compliance with the remote station
(2) The earth station facilities are protected by appropriate security
measures to prevent unauthorized entry or operations;
(3) Upon detection by the licensee, or upon notification from the
Commission of a deviation or upon notification by another licensee of
harmful interference, the operation of the remote station shall be
immediately suspended by the operator at the control point until the
deviation or interference is corrected, except that transmissions
concerning the immediate safety of life or property may be conducted
for the duration of the emergency; and
(4) The licensee shall have available at all times the technical
personnel necessary to perform expeditiously the technical servicing
and maintenance of the remote stations.
(5) Operators of blanket-licensed GSO FSS earth station networks that
provide international service must maintain a control point within the
United States, or maintain a point of contact within the United States
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the ability to shut off
any earth station within the network immediately upon notification of
(d) The licensee shall ensure that the licensed facilities are properly
secured against unauthorized access or use whenever an operator is not
present at the transmitter. For space station operations, this includes
securing satellite commands against unauthorized access and use.
(f) The licensee of any transmitting earth station licensed under this
part must update the contact information provided in the most recent
license application for the station within 10 days of any change
therein. The updated information must be filed electronically in the
“Other Filings” tab of the station's current authorization file in the
International Bureau Filing System.
(g) All applicants shall ensure compliance with the Commission's radio
frequency exposure requirements in § § 1.1307(b), 2.1091, and 2.1093 of
this chapter, as appropriate. Applicants with terminals that will
exceed the guidelines in § 1.1310 of this chapter for radio frequency
radiation exposure shall provide a plan for mitigation of radiation
exposure to the extent required to meet those guidelines. Licensees of
transmitting earth stations are prohibited from using remote earth
stations in their networks that are not designed to stop transmission
when synchronization to signals from the target satellite fails.
[ 58 FR 13421 , Mar. 11, 1993, as amended at 66 FR 10631 , Feb. 16, 2001;
70 FR 4787 , Jan. 31, 2005; 70 FR 32257 , June 2, 2005; 74 FR 47107 ,
Sept. 15, 2009; 78 FR 8430 , Feb. 6, 2013; 79 FR 8325 , Feb. 12, 2014; 81 FR 55349 , Aug. 18, 2016; 82 FR 59986 , Dec. 18, 2017; 85 FR 18150 , Apr.
1, 2020; 85 FR 52453 , Aug. 25, 2020]
Goto Section: 25.265 | 25.272
Goto Year: 2020 |
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